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Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« on: April 01, 2017, 06:33:35 AM »

Kia ora! I am pleased to announce the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet, which will take place beginning Saturday, April 4, 2020! In addition to setting a record not soon to be broken for the longest distance travelled by the host of a road meet, it will be the first road meet ever conducted in the indigenous language of the land where it takes place. That's right: All road meet business will be conducted entirely in Maori. Use of English during the meet will be strongly frowned upon. It is for this reason that this meet is being scheduled three years in advance in order to ensure that everyone has adequate time to study. The meet will take place over the course of a week and cover sites on both the North Island and the South Island. Along the way, we will be visiting a marae (tribal sacred meeting grounds); seeing the greatest oxymoron on the planet, the Christchurch Jewish Center; and viewing the Southern Lights from one of the few places outside of Antarctica where it is possible to see them. In the spirit of upside down and backwards, all driving will of course take place on the left side of the road. For those who wish to divide the 20-hour flight into two pieces, there will be an optional pre-meet gathering in Hawaii.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 10:18:12 AM »

This is a terrible April Fool's joke because if you're serious I'm actually down - that sounds like fun and I love the idea of conducting the meet in Maori.

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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 12:27:36 PM »

Yeah, I mean three years is plenty of time to actually make this happen if we really wanted to. :D
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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 02:43:17 PM »

I would get to an Alaska meet before this one.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 04:00:48 PM »

I've wanted to go to New Zealand for years. This would be great.

However, I guess you didn't get the message froggie retweeted earlier today:

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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 04:50:57 PM »

I've wanted to go to New Zealand for years. This would be great.

However, I guess you didn't get the message froggie retweeted earlier today:



I don't know, you should see this thread: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19947.0
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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 05:17:25 PM »

^ The lengthy comment in the middle of that thread (from the obvious source) just proves my point...
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Re: Announcing the 2020 New Zealand Road Meet
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »

I had not read any of that thread until you posted that link. Wasn't one that would have meant anything much to me.
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